Wil Myers CF/RF SD 1 week ago

Myers is out of the lineup Sunday against the Giants.

Myers will receive his first rest of the season Sunday in favor of Will Venable in center field. Through six games, he's batting .250/.276/.321 with four RBI and four runs scored, and should return to the lineup once again Monday

Wil Myers CF/RF SD 2 weeks ago

Myers led off for the Padres for the second straight game Tuesday and went 1-for-5 with a run scored, an RBI, and a stolen base in the win over the Dodgers.

He's gone a combined 1-for-8 with three strikeouts in the first two games, but Myers has surprisingly added a pair of stolen bases already. In his two seasons with the Rays, he went 11-for-14 over 175 games as a base stealer, but perhaps more steady opportunities to run are in order with the Padres using him as a table setter rather than a run producer.

Wil Myers CF/RF SD 2 weeks ago

Myers (illness) is back in the lineup for Thursday's game against Milwaukee.

Myers will bat leadoff Thursday after missing time earlier in the week with an illness. He has put together a solid spring, batting .278 with three home runs. He has struck out 11 times in his 54 at-bats, with six of those strikeouts coming in his last four games. Myers is the likely candidate to lead off for the Padres once the season gets underway.

Wil Myers CF/RF SD 3 weeks ago

Myers (illness) was sent home Tuesday with an illness and will not play against Kansas City, MLB.com's Corey Brock reports.

Myers' illness will keep him out of Tuesday's game, but it hasn't been reported to be anything serious. Consider Myers day-to-day for now and he should be ready for Opening Day on Monday.

Wil Myers CF/RF SD 3 weeks ago

Myers could see some time at first base during the regular season in addition to his regular role as the Padres' center fielder, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports.

Myers made an appearance at first on Sunday with Yonder Alonso out with an illness. His ability to play first occasionally would allow Cameron Maybin to see some time in center. Manager Bud Black said, "As far as being creative, Wil is one guy we can be creative with," according to Brock. Myers' primary position should continue to be in center field, but his versatility and past experience could net him some appearances at first.

Wil Myers CF/RF SD 3 weeks ago

Myers has been taking some ground balls at first base during morning workouts, MLB.com's Corey Brock reports.

Myers only played four innings at first base with the Rays last season, and he'll likely just be an emergency option for San Diego. It's still unclear whether the 24-year-old outfielder will bat leadoff, as the Padres have a few different candidates for the role.

Wil Myers CF/RF SD 1 month ago

Myers has batted leadoff in every game he has appeared in this spring and could be the regular leadoff hitter this season, the Union-Tribune reports.

Myers is batting .276 with three doubles, two home runs, and three RBI this spring. He has improved on his plate discipline thus far in camp with three walks against four strikeouts.

Wil Myers CF/RF SD 1 month ago

Myers will bat in the leadoff spot Thursday against Seattle.

Cameron Maybin batted leadoff in San Diego's spring training opener Wednesday, but Myers will fill that role Thursday. Myers isn't a traditional leadoff man, but could still wind up landing there. Bud Black will likely continue to shuffle the top of the lineup around throughout spring training as leadoff is one of the question marks heading into the season.

Wil Myers CF/RF SD 2 months ago

Myers could be a candidate for the leadoff spot in the Padres' lineup, Jeff Saunders of the Union-Tribune reports.

Myers isn't a prototypical leadoff hitter, but the Padres don't have a lot of other options. Manager Bud Black said that Yangervis Solarte, Will Venable, and Cameron Maybin will be the other potential leadoff men, but Myers is the only one on the list that is going to be an everyday starter. Myers has 11 career at-bats as a leadoff man, where he has gone 2-for-11 (.182) with three strikeouts and a .182 OBP. As it stands, Myers will likely be the leadoff man unless Solarte wins the starting job at third base over Will Middlebrooks.

Wil Myers CF/RF SD 2 months ago

Myers was mentioned by Bud Black as a lead-off candidate, Jeff Sanders of U-T San Diego reports.

It's not often you see a player speculated to play center field and lead off while also seeing that same player as a possibility at first base. Myers' positional situation is still fluid and depends on how the multitude of players acquired by the Padres work out. He's definitely still a starter despite his rough 2014 (.222/.294/.320), but it's impossible to tell what stat categories he'll reliably fill in 2015.